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El Bajo ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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El Bajo Surf Guide

El Bajo in Sinaloa is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

El Bajo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Bajo:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Bajo occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Bajo (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing El Bajo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in September while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Bajo Location Map

Interactive El Bajo surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to El Bajo is General Rafael Buelna International (Mazatlan) Airport (MZT) in Mexico, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Bajo is Culiacan International Airport (CUL), also in Mexico, 197 km (122 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Bajo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 15:25 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 5
NNW 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at El Bajo

Surf stats for El Bajo, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Bajo

Wind stats for El Bajo, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near El Bajo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Bajo:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.